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Florida man arrested for making threats against Walt Disney World on social media, deputies say

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man has been arrested after he made threats toward Walt Disney World and Disney executives on social media, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators said 31-year-old Steven Jordan created a Twitter account on August 8 and made a total of 186 tweets within a three-hour period.

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According to detectives, two of these tweets were directed at Walt Disney World and stated, “@Disney or we will blow up all of your execs houses with C4” and “@Disney I will toss a hand grenade threw their loft window.”

Deputies said there were several other tweets directed toward Activision Games against their video games, derogatory comments about their executives and other current litigation issues.

Records show Twitter suspended Jordan’s account on Aug. 9.

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Detectives then worked with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and were able to determine that Jordan was the owner of the Twitter account responsible for creating the tweets.

When detectives located Jordan and interviewed him, he admitted to authoring the threatening tweets, deputies said.

Deputies said Jordan was previously convicted in 2019 on the charge of false report about planting a bomb, explosive, or weapon of mass destruction.

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Records show Jordan is charged with threatening to throw, place, or discharge a destructive device.

He was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident and is being held on a $10,000 bond, deputies said.

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